Sen. Carper Commends Administration Work On Cutting Federal Energy Use, Saving Taxpayer Dollars
New Executive Order Was Focus of Carper Subcommittee Hearing This Week
WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security, issued the following statement this morning in response to President Obama’s announcement that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas pollution by 28 percent by 2020.
Sen. Carper said: “I am very pleased that President Obama has set aggressive, but realistic, targets for reducing energy use by federal agencies.
“The best thing about reducing energy use is that it’s not just good for the environment – it saves money, too. In fact, the White House has estimated a savings of up to $11 billion in energy costs when they meet their target. Since the federal government is America’s largest consumer of energy, this is a way government agencies can, and should, make the best use of every taxpayer dollar they spend.
“At a hearing on the Executive Order I held just this week, representatives from different federal agencies shared ideas to save money through reducing energy use. In fact, some agencies, like the U.S. Postal Service, have already demonstrated considerable savings.”
For more information, click here for the statement from the White House.